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PRESIDENT
HONORABLE DR. E. M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN
Dr. Natchiappan held various position: 1999-Feb. 2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests 2000-04 Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 2002-Feb. 2004 Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance 2002 Whip, Congress Party, Lok Sabha Executive Member, Congress Parliamentary Party June 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 onwards Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member, General Purposes Committee, Rajya Sabha Oct. 2004 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Nov. 2004 onwards Member, Committee on Rules.

He has many publications to his credits including (i) Panchayat Act and (ii) A New Look for SC & ST; columnist on SC and ST welfare programmes in Dhinamalar, a Tamil daily; Editor, (i) Congress Centenary Souvenir, 1987 (ii) Panchayati Raj Handbook, 1995, (iii) Is Lok Sabha for us?, 2004, a book on Parliamentary speeches and (iv) WTO - Indian Legislature, Executive & Judiciary
   
EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT & ACTING SECRETARY GENERAL
PROF. S. K. VERMA
Professor Surinder Kaur Verma [S.K. Verma] retired as a Professor of law University of Delhi. She was the former Dean & Head, Law Faculty, Delhi University;

Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (1998-2004); Director, Indian Society of International law (2009-2012); President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP, 2001-2003); worked as the Team Leader & Consultant, European Union- India Trade & Investment Development Program (TIDP) – IPR Component (2006-2007).

Prof Verma studied law at the Banaras Hindu University (LL.B. and LL.M.); Law School, Berkeley, University of California (LL.M.); and the Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (S.J.D.). She was a Visiting Fellow/Professor at the Max-Planck-Institute in Intellectual Property, Munich, Germany, and the University of Washington, Seattle.

She specializes in international trade law and intellectual property rights; has nine books and over 150 published articles in international and national journals to her credit.

She has widely travelled and participated in international conferences/seminars/workshops and delivered lectures at various universities. She has been a member of many committees of the Government of India and has been associated with many educational institutions and NGOs
   
 
   
   
EDITOR IN CHIEF IJIL
PROFESSOR B.S. CHIMNI
B. S. Chimni is an internationally renowned legal scholar. His areas of expertise include international law, international trade law and international refugee law. Currently, he is Professor of International Law at the Centre for International Legal Studies(CILS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He had a two and a half year stint as Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. He has been a Visiting Professor at the International Center for Comparative Law and Politics, Tokyo University, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Visiting Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Public International Law, Heidelberg, and a Visiting Scholar at the Refugee Studies Center, York University, Canada. He served as a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the period from 1996-2000. He is on the editorial board of several national and international journals like Indian Journal of International Law, International Studies, International Refugee Studies, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal & Refugee Survey Quarterly.

Chimni is part of a group of scholars who self identify as the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) scholars
   
VICE PRESIDENTS
DR. LUTHER RANGREJI
Luther Rangreji is on a deputation to the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University from the Legal and Treaties Division, Ministry of External Affairs. He teaches international law, legal research methodology and laws of international organization Hehas an LL.M from Pune University and aM.Phil. and Ph.D. in International Law from Centre for for International Legal Studies, JNU, New Delhi. Earlier, he worked as a Legal Officer at the Secretariat of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) New Delhi, an intergovernmental organizationdevoted to study of international law issues of concern to the Asian-African countries. His areas of specialization include – law of the sea, international organization and international environmental law. In the Legal and TreatiesDivision, he had occasion to deal with diverse matters relating to extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, work of the International Law Commission, international law issues related to the United Nations, narcotics and international terrorism agreements, international environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity, water disputes, Antarctic matters, etc. Dr. Rangreji is a visiting faculty at the Indian Society of International Law, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, WWF-Centre for Environmental Law, Symbiosis International University, Pune and others Law Schools and universities. He haspresented and published papers on various problems of international law issues in national and international journals.
   
SHRI A. K. GANGULI
Shri A. K. Ganguli is a senior lawyer of the Supreme Court of India. He is renowned expert on arbitration matters in India. He has many publications to his credit on the aspect of arbitration.
 
PROF. B.C. NIRMAL
Prof. B.C.Nirmal, Vice Chancellor of National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi. He is Professor of Law at Law School, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He has had more than 31 years of experience of teaching for LL.B and LL.M classes, guided and supervised more than 50 LL.M dissertations (mostly on human rights law) and 12 Ph.D. students. He has authored/edited books and published research articles including The Right to Self-Determination in International Law (1999).
 
TREASURER
Dr. V. G. Hegde
Dr. V. G. Hegde is Associate Professor in Centre for International Legal studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before joining to JNU, he has worked as a Senior Legal Officer in Legal and Treaties Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. He has received Ph. D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has to his credit several publications in national and international journals.
   
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS
Shri. Govindaraja G. Hegde
Shri. Govindaraja G. Hegde is Associate Professor of International Law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. His areas of expertise are Private International Law, International Commercial Contracts, International Trade Law and General Principles of International Law.
 
DR. AFTAB ALAM
Aftab Alam is Associate Professor, in the Department of Political Science, at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He did his MA, P.Phil, Ph.D. in Political Science from Aligarh Muslim University and LLM in International Human Rights Law from University of Essex, U.K. He was recipient of prestigious Chevening Scholarship of British Govt. He specializes in the area of Human rights, International Relations and International Law. He was also an attendee of Summer Course of Hague Academy of International Law. He is on the ISIL Yarbook on International Humanitarian and Refugee Law.

Dr. Alam has more than 13 years of teaching and research experience. He has supervised/supervising several M.Phil dissertations and Ph.D thesises, mostly in the area of Human Rights and international relations. He is currently engaged on UGC sponsored Major Research Project on Educational Rights of Minorities. He has participated and presented papers in large number of International and National Conferences/Seminars. He has delivered lectures at UGC Academic Staff Colleges on various topics of Human Rights.
He has authored/ edited six books and published more than 50 research papers and articles in prestigious journals in the areas of human rights, international law and international politics. He has also contributed chapters in the edited volumes. He was commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross to write an introductory book on International Humanitarian Law. His book on His book on Human Rights in India has been well received.
 
SHRI P. H. PAREKH
Shri P. H. Parekh is Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India. He has been designated “Senior Advocate” by the Supreme Court of India in 2007. He founded and headed ‘P.H. Parekh & Co.’, one of the premier law firms in India, with one of the largest filing in the Supreme Court for the last three decades. He has edited and authored a number of Books, articles and spoken extensively at various national and international seminars in different parts of the world. He did LL.B. from Government Law College, Bombay. He was President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (four terms 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2007- 2008 & 2008-2009).
   
PROF. J. L. KAUL
Prof. J. L. Kaul teaches international law at Delhi University. He has published books and several articles in various journals of repute in the field of international law, human rights and constitutional law. He is presently President of All India Law Teacher Congress.
   
DR. MONICA CHAWLA
Professor. Dept. of Law, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Dr. Monica Chawla Ph.D., is presently a Professor, Dept. of Law, Punjabi University, Patiala. She has a brilliant academic career. Author of no. of books on Women Related Laws, her research papers and articles of general interest are published in various National and International Journals. She is a visiting faculty at no. of premier institutions. She has presented no. of papers in various International and National conferences. She is an expert in Private International Law and was associated with a project on Private International Law relating to problems of NRI's regarding marriage, divorce and various are the problems which was sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs. She is associated with no. of social work and charitable causes for upliftment women, children and weaker sections in the society. She is also a member of the functioning team, for a project which has adopted a rural village Akalgarh as a model village which is economically, socially, educationally backward and improve its condition.
 
MS. SOWMYA K. C.
Ms. Sowmya K. C. is currently Legal Officer, MEA ( Legal & reatiesDivision) priorly was Legal Adviser, Regional Delegation of ICRC, New Delhi. Earlier worked with Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) Secretariat in New Delhi. She has done her LLM, University of Kearla, and M. Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
 
DR. BANARJI CHAKKA
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR , NULJA, ASSAM
REGISTRAR, NULJA, ASSAM
Dr. Benarji Chakka is currently working as Associate Professor of Law and Registrar of National Law University, Assam in Guwahati. Graduated from Andhra University, with B.A.L, LL.B and obtained his M. Phil., and Ph. D., in international law from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Also obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Research in Higher Education and Postgraduate Diploma in French Language, Literature and Culture from National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland.

Prior to this he worked as a Lecturer at School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway and as a Legal Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Regional Delegation for South Asia, New Delhi, India and also worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL).

He presented several research papers in national and international conference and workshop; he has been invited by various UGC Academic Staff colleges to deliver lecturers during the UGC Refresher and Orientation Programmes. He also associated as a judge with Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition for Asia-Pacific Round and also Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition at South Asia. He published several research articles and books in the field of international law.
   
PROF. Y.S.R. MURTHY
Professor and Registrar, O.P. Jindal Global University &
Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights Studies.

As the Professor and Registrar of the O.P. Jindal Global University, Y.S.R. Murthy coordinates the work of Jindal Global Law School, Jindal Global Business School, Jindal School of International Affairs, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities and the Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education. He also directs the Centre for Human Rights Studies.

As a former civil servant, he held many sensitive assignments in the Government of India and worked with the Prime Minister’s Office, President’s Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat. He worked in the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) in various capacities for over 12 years including as the Director, Research. He took part in several fact-finding missions and coordinated the Commission’s work on a wide range of issues; organised many public inquiries, and led the Commission’s efforts through advocacy, law reform and policy reform. His books on `Halsbury’s Laws of India - Human Rights’ and `Human Rights Handbook’ were published by LexisNexis Butterworths. He edited NHRC’s Annual Journal on Human Rights for several years.

He represented the Commission at many international conferences including in the Durban World Conference against Racism in 2001 as well as the Durban Review Conference in 2009, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Commissions.

Professor Murthy secured Master’s Degree in Statistics from the University of Madras (1982-84) where he stood University First. He was awarded the British Chevening Fellowship by the British Council for pursuing M.A. degree in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in 1998-99. He secured his Ph.D. degree from the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai in 2014.
 
DR. (MRS.) SATPAL NALWA
Prof. Satpal Kaur Nalwa, former Head and Dean of Department of Law, Panjabi University, Patiala. She is an eminent professor in international law. She holds Ph. D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has published couples of profound articles/writings in reputed journals.
 
PROF. DABIRU SRIDHAR PATNAIK
Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik is Associate Professor and Director of Post Graduate Legal Studies and Executive Director, Center for South Asian Legal Studies at the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), OP Jindal Global University. As Director of Postgraduate Legal Studies, Sridhar was instrumental in setting up the Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies at the Jindal Global Law School and inter alia is currently focusing on spearheading reforms in postgraduate legal education in India. Earlier, Sridhar was a Fellow of the International Law Commission Seminar at the United Nations, Geneva. In 2014, he was Consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Kabul, Afghanistan. In his capacity as a Consultant, Sridhar advised the Government of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Law and Justice on matters relating to Legal Drafting, Justice and Human Rrights. Previously, Sridhar was Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of the Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy of the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, Indian Society of International Law, and was Assistant Editor of the Indian Journal of International Law. He is a Guest Faculty to the Ministry of External Affairs Foreign Service Institute and the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi.

Sridhar’s research interests are Public International Law, Law of International Organizations, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Comparative Law, Legal Theory, Legal History, Philosophy of Law, Globalization and Legal Education. His current research inter alia is focused on Legal Aspects of Humanitarian Affairs, Contemporary Ideas of State Sovereignty and Protection of Human Rights, Cultural Commons, Work of the International Law Commission, Law of Treaties, Human Security Approaches to Post-Conflict Peace Building, Globalism in Action and Legal Education. Sridhar has written about and participated in meetings on these areas in India, Taiwan, Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, USA, Japan, Chile, among others. He has delivered number of Public/Special Lectures in University Law Departments/ Law Schools around the country. Sridhar is one of the Principal Editors of the Edgar Elgar’s Encyclopedia on Human Rights Law – a collaborative project that is in progress with some of the foremost Law Schools in the world. Sridhar is an invited lecturer/speaker in universities and conferences in India and abroad, to name a few, he was an invited lecturer at the UNESCO-UNITAR-Doshisha University Conference as part of MA in Global Studies, on ‘Asian Perspectives on Humanitarian Intervention’ in Kyoto, Japan and contributed to a publication on ‘Responsibility to Protect: South Asian Perspective’ in the Journal of Global Studies, Doshisha University; he was an invited key note speaker at the Asia Pacific Law Deans meeting hosted by the University of Chile in Santiago; he was an invited distinguished panelist on ‘Research and Innovation in Universities’ at the QS Asia Pacific Meeting in New Delhi . On Feinstein Fellowship (2011) Sridhar spoke at the Global Conference on Humanitarian Studies in Boston organized by Harvard, Tufts, Columbia Universities and the Social Science Research Council, New York. As member of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen’s research project on International Law and Humanitarian Action, Sridhar contributed to publication of the books, Hans-Joachim Heintze and Andrej Zwitter (ed.) International Law and Humanitarian Assistance: A Cross Cut Through Issues Pertaining to Humanitarianism (Springer Verlag Heidelberg 2011) and Humanitarian Action: Global, Legal and Policy Responses (Cambridge University Press: 2015). He is founding member of the International Humanitarian Studies Association hosted by Wageningen University, The Netherlands; and member of the Constitutionalization and Fragmentation of International Law group of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. He is peer reviewer for the Oxford University Press India; Asian Journal of International Law and Journal of International Humanitarian Action.

Sridhar is an avid nature lover and enjoys reading, blogging and traveling and an occasional columnist on International Law issues for The Indian Express and Hindustan Times.
   
DR. R. K. DIXIT
Dr. R. K. Dixit is the former Legal Adviser of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India is an accomplished jurist having wide experience of legal advice, teaching and research in international law spanning over a period of more than 45 years in various capacities. He has been Legal Adviser, ICSC in Vietnam (1966-68), IMO Consultant and Maritime Law Expert to Tonga (1971-73), Leader of Indian Delegation and Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the UN Conference on Carriage of Goods by Sea, (Hamburg Rules, 1976), Deputy Leader of Indian Delegation to the Diplomatic Conference on International Humanitarian Law, Geneva (1974-77), Director and Legal Adviser of International Bauxite Association, Jamaica, (1985-88), Commonwealth Legal Consultant to SADAC (1993 & 94) and International and National Arbitrator among others. His several articles have been published in leading legal journals.
   

   
TEACHING AND RESEARCH WING
Shri Vinai Kumar Singh
Shri Vinai Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor & Deputy Director, ISIL. He is also Assistant Editors of the Indian Journal of International Law and the ISIL Year Book of International Humanitarian and Refuge Law. He is Course Co-ordinator of Post Graduate Diploma Course in International Trade and Business Law conducted by the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, a teaching wing of ISIL. He secured LLM from University of Delhi, Delhi and M. Phil from Centre for International Legal Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
   
Dr. Anwar Sadat
Born in Munger, Bihar (17-03-1971), he joined Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1996 for his masters after completion of his B.A. (honours) in 1994. After completion of his masters in international politics in 1998, he remained at the same institution for his M.Phil./PhD. programme, specializing in international environmental law. He became doctoral fellow to the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi for the years 2003-2005. He got his doctorate on the topic titled “Trust Funds for Environment Protection with Special Reference to Multilateral Environmental Agreements- A Legal Study”. His M.Phil. dissertation is on “Global Environment Facility (GEF)”. In 2005, he joined the Indian Society of International Law as a research officer. He became Assistant Professor at the Society in 2007. He launched a new course at the institution titled PG Diploma course in “international environmental law”. He organized and coordinated winter course on International Environmental Law in 2010. He got selected and participated in (28-7-2003 to 15-8-2003) summer course on Public International Law organized by the Hague Academy of International Law at The Hague, Netherlands on a scholarship awarded to him by the Academy.

He got selected and participated in 2008 session of Centre for Studies and Research on “Implementation of Environmental Law” by the Hague Academy of International Law from 18th August till 5th September 2008. In 2011, he got selected and participated in the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) Training Course on Emissions Trading for Emerging Economies and Developing Countries in Beijing, (China).at the Tsinghua University from 23 May to 1 June 2011. The ICAP Training Course was implemented in cooperation with the Ecologic Institute, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit and Tsinghua University. It was funded by the European Union.

He has been working consistently on the law and policy aspects of climate change, which is reflected in his ten good publications in the area. Currently, he is working on the topic “Emissions Trading as a Policy Option to Mitigate Greenhouse Gases”.
   
Ms. Rhia Rilina Chowdhury
Rhia Rilina Chowdhury is Assistant Professor of International Law & Diplomacy program. Prior to this position, she has practised as an International Lawyer in the post of Assistant Legal Officer with the Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Hague and several other UN organisations. She has held an editorial position at the Leiden Journal of International Law (Cambridge Press), and currently at the Indian Journal of International Law as Assistant Editor. She has advanced degrees in Public International Law (Leiden University, The Hague), and International Humanitarian Law, International Arbitration and Peace Studies Conflict Resolution(DU) (JNU). In addition to her academic profile, Ms. Chowdhury is trained as a Solicitor from Mumbai and worked in several leading corporate law firms in India .
   
Ms. Anna Bashir
Ms Anna Bashir is currently working as Assistant Professor at ISIL. She submitted her Ph.D in Intellectual Property Law from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She has done her LLM from Aligarh Muslim University.
   
 
   
 
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